Women seek to be included in cinema | The Guardian Nigeria News

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The French Embassy’s PISCCA program, in partnership with Girls Voices Initiative (GVI), is seeking more women in the film industry on Tuesday to grow the entertainment sector.

The groups recalled that women in the Nigerian film industry tell the best stories and have contributed to more fields.

GVI Creative Director, Ms. Carolyn Seaman unveiled this in Abuja, during the National Female Filmmakers’ Congress (NFFC), organized by Girls Voices Initiative and supported by the French Embassy in Nigeria and other partners, at the occasion of the International Day of the Girl. and the international mind.

She said: “We are very tired of seeing female actresses, make-up artists and production managers because we manage the money correctly. We want to do more to manipulate the camera, record sound and such.

“We know women can do it, but the journey actually starts with educating women with the skills, giving them the tools that allow them to do this job as excellently as anyone else in the industry.”

Carolyn, however, said women have contributed to Nigerian cinema but have always been underrepresented in the sectors.

In her remarks, the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs. Emmanuelle Blatmann, urged women to advocate for rights and use films to share their stories that would inspire other girls and women in Nigeria.

Blatmann was represented by its program officer, Ms. Camille Oren, said: “Through its PISCCA program, the French Embassy is proud to support GV since 2019 in promoting the rights of girls and women.

“Indeed, gender equality is a priority for the French government, which is spearheading this commitment through its feminist foreign policy.

“France advocates for gender equality in international bodies and here in Nigeria, the French Embassy implements the PISCCA program which represents innovative projects from civil society and coalitions of actors and aims to support innovative local civil society projects to promote women’s rights. ”.

Also speaking, an author and creative entrepreneur, Chinyere Obi-Obasi, called on the GVI group to increase the knowledge of young girls in film to address the challenges faced by girls in Nigeria.